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by Andy Ard

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released 31 January 2013

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Track Name: Ain't Nothing Like You
Ain’t Nothing Like You
© Andy Ard (BMI)

You got something I can't pin down
There ain't nobody like you around
I get a feeling I discovered something wonderful

I knew a lotta lovers who were fine
But you're a lover of another kind
You got me thinkin’ Mona Lisa's just another girl

And it's completely unreal
How you make me feel
Ain't nothing like you anywhere

Ain't nothing like you babe
Your lovin is too crazy
There ain't nobody to compare you to
There ain't nothing like you

I guess some people dig the Taj Mahal
But next to you it's just an old brick wall
To me you are a wonder of the world

There ain't nothing like you anywhere
But you know what, I don't even care
Cause I'm your guy, and baby you're my girl

Chorus
Track Name: Trouble
Trouble
© Andy Ard (BMI)

There's trouble in your house, trouble in your mind
trouble come from everything you will not leave behind
the trouble is it's close to you, and [C] hard to recognize
there's trouble everywhere you look, there's trouble in your eyes

I thought i had troubles, boy was i ever wrong
i never knew a train wreck could go on for so long
if bad luck was a currency, you'd [Am/F#] be a millionaire
how could anybody's lot in [B7] life be so unfair?

i thought some more and got to thinking this is all unreal
then i remembered that's exactly how I used to feel
until i saw the mess that i was living day to day
it didn't change until i had the courage for to say

chorus

you'll find it when you're minding business that's none of your own
dig it up like gardens that you haven't sown
there's lots of ways to get it, and I'd say you've got it good
there's lots of ways to fix it, and i do believe you could

so gather up your troubles and throw them in the can
hang 'em up or pack 'em off into a moving van
but don't take trouble with you to the places that you go
starting with whatever keeps you from wanting to know there's

chorus / Instrumental

when i was young, they said to make decisions you'll abide
but even all the good ones can take you for a ride
and if you take the high road, no matter what you do
trouble finds the path of least resistance up to you

so let me help you friend to lay your trouble down
but it won't work if you keep on a-bringing it around
you're going nowhere if you're only keeping it at bay
there's trouble at the door and there's more trouble on the way

chorus 2X
Track Name: Coulda Done Better
(C) Andy Ard (BMI)

It’s too late, babe, I know it is
I’m not trying to fix that now
But if I’m ever gonna make another go at this
I just gotta take a look back and figure out how

You deserved better than I gave
Why was I blind to it then
A little more attention ain’t nothing to pay
If only I was back with you again

I was doing alright, but I coulda done better
I didn’t know how careless I could be
If I could start again from the night I met ya
I’d do anything to keep you close to me

my friends all call you the one who got away
but they don't know it's all too true
while I wasn’t watching, your love was going astray
by the time I noticed we were through

Chorus

maybe i should just move along
show somebody new what i've learned
but my love for you has only gotten stronger
nothing would be better than if you return

I was doing alright, but I coulda done better
I was doing alright, but I coulda done better
She’s outta sight, no I can’t go get her
I coulda done better, I coulda done better, yeah yeah yeah

Chorus
Track Name: Ain't Nothing Like You
You got something I can't pin down
There ain't nobody like you around
I get a feeling that
I discovered something wonderful

I met a lotta people who were fine
But you're a lover of another kind
You got me thinkin
Mona Lisa is just another girl

And it's completely unreal
How you make me feel
Ain't nothing like you anywhere

Ain't nothing like you babe
Your lovin is too crazy
There ain't nobody to compare you to
There ain't nothing like you

I guess some people dig the Taj Mahal
But next to you it's just an old brick wall
To me you are a wonder of the world

There ain't nothing like you anywhere
But you know what I don't even care
Cause I'm your guy and baby you're my girl

Prechorus
Chorus
Smattering of guitar
Etc
Track Name: Tough Customer
hang on baby, it's gonna be a bumpy ride
we got one tough customer breaking up our stride
to shake him off right now might feel like suicide
but he don't want what we got,
and we don't want him back inside

go on, do without him
ain't nothing to do about him
we're gonna be okay
we're just one tough customer away

he'll make you change till you're just like the rest
and when you're all the same nobody can be the best
any time they want, they can fire you
you're stuck in deadwood, and you gotta learn to fire too

Chorus

It's too this
It's too that
I ain't gonna be your welcome mat

Solo

this tough customer's a lowdown dirty crook
ain't nothing we could lose he ain't already took
so here's my invitation to move it right along
remember the tough customer is always wrong

Chorus
Track Name: Ordinary Day
© Andy Ard (BMI)

I've had a few too many days of high anxiety
I'm ready for a boring time, less excitement and variety

It's gonna be an ordinary day, so I say
It's gonna be an ordinary day

No news is good news and it means that all is going well
If only I could make it go that way, just by saying so (here I go)

chorus

bridge
There's gotta be a better way to go about it all
Maybe we could slow the clock down to a crawl, and have a ball

Instr. (chorus)

a day of fair to middling would be fine, hold the tragedy
I'll have an unremarkable recline, and a side of nothing much to see

chorus 2X
Track Name: Let a Little Time Go By
(c) Andy Ard (BMI)

Some days you're down
bad times come around
and when they do
let a little time go by

it's hard to forgive
but there's no better way to live
yes it's true
let a little time go by

you can't take the high road
when you can't even get to your feet
so much, too much to do right now
you just gotta wait for the downbeat

Instrumental

Let a little time go by
let a little time go by
before you go losing your hope or your patience
let a little time go by

you may be right
there's no need to fight
what will it prove
let a little time go by

every now and then
I've got to start over again
so can you
let a little time go by

let a little time go by
let a little time go by
Track Name: I've Got a Thing for You
(C) Andy Ard (BMI)

I've never had this feeling before and it's crazy
Like a crush, but I know those only come and go
Can I tell you that whatever I got
I wanna share it with you for a lifetime or two

oooh, I've got a thing for you
oooh, I've got a thing for you
I don't know what to call it, but I hope you got it too
I've got a thing for you

When I left your house last night I was alright (like never before)
I never thought the stars could shine so bright (they're twinkling for you)
something happened and my loneliness died
now I know I only wanna be by your side

chorus

Any time I think about you now
I can't think of anything else
If I never get over it, that's alright

Instrumental

Chorus
Track Name: Why You Gotta Be Like That
Don't come to the party like a cold wet towel
Wearing your grumpy old hat
Your face is frozen in a tight little scowl
Why you gotta be like that
C Am Em G 2X

When you go mixing with a poor attitude
Making all the drinks go flat
I've got one ingredient you ought to include
Called why you gotta be like that

Gotta be like that
Why you gotta be like that, ooh
It's fine with me any way you wanna be
But why you gotta be like that
F | E7 | Am G Em G C

I know you've had some hassle here and there
Ain't nobody goes without
It's so much better when you make yourself aware
Why you gotta be like that

You're making your mind up every hour of every day
How you want to be, and it will always go your way
can you be like that
G Fdim Am F G Fdim Am G F | C

instr

Come back to the party and I promise you will be
fine exactly where you're at
have a laugh and a dance and I promise you will see
why you gotta be like that

chorus 2X
Track Name: Let's Never Break Up
© Andy Ard (BMI)

We go together like rhythm and rhyme
I wanna be with you all of the time
let's never break up, let's never break up
E | | | D | C |


We got something they can never undo
I wanna go forever steady with you
let's never break up, let's never break up

we should be together
better, worse, whatever
I'm asking you to stick around
And if you hook me up, I'll never ever let you down
F# G# A C# B | 2X
G# A B |
G# A C B

Let's never break up
Let's never break up
I wanna cut the cake up
Wake up, and take up everyday with you
E | D | A | C D

Instr

I'm crazy bout you, everybody agrees
I think you oughtta let me be your main squeeze
let's never break up
(Hey------)

Hey baby, you make me wanna sing
I like the way you everything
let's never break up
let's never break up

we will be together
better, worse, whatever
I dig you more than anyone
And nobody's ever splitting up what we've begun

let's never break up
let's never break up
i wanna cut the cake up
wake up, and take up every day with you

never break up
never break up
never break up
never break up